VIDEO: Mr. Nice Guy with David Wake
Our Music Director, Ben Slowey, is more than on top of the local music scene. In addition to his work for Breaking And Entering, he also hosts the Mr. Nice Guy podcast, an interview-based show that reaches out to Milwaukeeans for conversations about what motivates them. Many of these shows fittingly involve the local music scene, and we’ll be sharing some of them here as well.
Today, Ben talks to multi-instrumentalist and composer David Wake, who is bandleader for Afro-Caribbean Latin jazz orchestra De La Buena. Their last record dropped in 2011; they are known for their elaborate performances around Riverwest. They discussed Milwaukee sunsets, Dave’s inception into blues to funk to jazz to reggae to Ethiopian music, touring in Europe, his thirst for collaboration, and a new record De La Buena is piecing together. You can check out more episodes of Mr. Nice Guy on YouTube, and check out this interview below: